Blogs

  • Hope Eternal

    By Anthony Cheetham

    This is the time of year when publishers' faith in their lists is tested the most. Read more

  • David Peace: Tokyo Year Zero

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    Unsettling tale of murder in a shattered Japan. Read more

  • Harry Potter: A review

    By Alison Flood

    J.K. Rowling delivers a worthy conclusion to the saga of Harry Potter. Read more

  • Who won the PR battle over Harry?

    By Katherine Rushton

    Bloomsbury has shown some backbone over Potter, but ultimately the real PR coup has been Asda's. Read more

  • Libraries should shout louder

    By Katherine Rushton

    Dorset is cutting its book fund and library staff, but its aim is to keep libraries open. Read more

  • Just say no

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Publishers have been caught out again rejecting the work of a classic author. Should they just have said they did not read it? Read more

  • In a spin

    By Scott Pack

    at Eye & Lightning Books

    Media coverage of books never follows the PR plan. This is a challenge for booksellers and small publishers. Read more

  • Harry Potter exposed

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Needless to say, the week so far has been dominated by a certain teenage wizard. The Asda/Bloomsbury spat dominated the first half of the week,... Read more

  • Pricing children's books

    By Caroline Horn

    Editor at Readingzone

    Is the Read more

  • Patterson: Random's power play

    By Alison Flood

    Random House has spent millions luring James Patterson, and is planning to bombard us with eight books a year. Read more

  • The best Harry Potter parody ever?

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Harry, now a middle-aged loser, returns to Hogwarts to teach Sweathogs . . . Read more

  • Harry Potter and the Great Asda Climbdown

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    The whole episode has the whiff of a badly-conceived PR stunt by ill-briefed senior executives at Asda. Read more

  • Robert MacFarlane: The Wild Places

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    Walkers unite: this is the book for you. Read more

  • feed reader test

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

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  • Testing Google Calendar

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

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